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Michael Lerner Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jun 22, 1941
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Wide-shouldered American actor Michael Lerner has become a [[Performer~P67882~Rod Steiger~rodsteiger]] for the '90s, specializing in portraying brusque bullies with above-average intelligence. For many years a professor of literature at San Francisco State College, [[Performer~P177296~Lerner~lerner]] turned to acting in the late '60s, making his film bow with 1970's [[Feature~V1434~Alex in Wonderland~alexinwonderland]]. He alternated his movie work with stage appearances at the American Conservatory Theatre. Michael Lerner's more notable film roles include Arnold Rothstein in [[Feature~V15393~Eight Men Out~eightmenout]] (1988) and a Louis Mayer-clone movie producer (for which he was Oscar nominated) in [[Feature~V4016~Barton Fink~bartonfink]] (1991). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi